Lithoscapes is a library of acoustical Impulse Responses recorded at important geological sites found within the Kent Downs AONB. At each location a recording was made of a balloon being popped. This sonic information is processed to create a reverb effect, encapsulating the acoustic space so that it can be reproduced and applied to other sounds.
Accessed through a web app, a sequencer allows the user to experience each space by playing sounds into their chosen lithoscape.
A room tone recording made in 2019 while on artist residency at Church Walk, Aldeburgh, former home of Imogen Holst – daughter of Gustav Holst, composer, conductor, arranger, musicologist, and assistant to Benjamin Britten. The modest kitchen, where Imogen could famously ‘only cook eggs’, is set within a 1960s modernist bungalow designed by H.T. Cadbury-Brown.
In response to the question “What’s happening, exactly?” posed by Folkestone Fringe, and as part of the MagiC Carpets platform, Pent Happenings comprises a series of artworks, workshops and events drawing on geo-scientific data, field studies and research concerning Folkestone’s Pent stream and its environs.